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Mile Milestone

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10 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 25 April 2014

Mary Beard looks forward to the 60th anniversary of the first "four minute mile". But in the midst of the celebrations, she argues that we should also remember that Roger Bannister's victory was a "glaring display of class division".

Maybe appropriate then that this month also sees the return of that "wonderful working-class... comic-strip hero, Alf Tupper".

Producer: Adele Armstrong.

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